Government 'spending £100k a week on flood pumping'

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said the Government is currently spending £100,000 a week on "pumping operations" in the moors and levels in Somerset.

Mr Paterson was responding to an urgent question in the Commons.


Environment Agency: 'Could have done better over flooding'

The Environment Agency chairman has admitted to ITV News that "we could have done better" in tackling the flooded areas in Somerset. But Lord Smith defended the agency's priorities, saying they were working with a "purse that was not limitless."